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Success for Marks & Clerk in IAM Patent 1000

21 June 2018

The quality of Marks & Clerk patent prosecution and litigation services has been recognised worldwide in the most recent analysis from IAM Patent 1000, one of the world’s leading directories of intellectual property firms.

In Canada, IAM Patent recognised the value of Marks & Clerk’s recent combination with Sim & McBurney and Sim Ashton & McKay – which has led to the establishment of a litigation practice in Canada to complement existing prosecution services. The Canadian team was noted for having “excellent scientific or engineering backgrounds” with particular mentions made of Ian Clark, Hetal Kushwaha and David Ruston.

In France, the Marks & Clerk team are a recommended firm in the latest rankings. Also noted is the French teams filing of a “staggering 3,500 European patent applications”, with Christian Nguyen Van Yen mentioned as being particularly prolific.

Marks & Clerk’s offices in Asia are also highly praised. In Singapore attorneys are noted for being able to “quickly comprehend the lay of the land” with Daniel Poh and Jim Greene-Kelly being mentioned. Marks & Clerk’s Malaysian team is also highly recommended and described as being a “solid team of practitioners”. Marks & Clerk is also highly recommended in Hong Kong with the team praised for its expertise in biotech, electronics and mechanics and with mentions for Michael Lin and Mike Flint.

In England and Wales Marks & Clerk is highly recommended in the prosecution category and is described as “a real leader in intellectual property”. Sheila Wallace, Philip Martin and Philip Cupitt in particular are mentioned. The Marks & Clerk team in Scotland is also recognised as a "stellar prosecution shop" with expertise covering oil and gas, biotech and electronics. Andrew Docherty, Richard GibbsDavid Moreland, Graham McGlashan, Paul Chapman and Campbell Newell are all noted for their practice. 

In the litigation category also, Marks & Clerk has improved its position on last year, having been promoted to IAM Patent’s ‘gold tier’. The accolade is awarded in recognition of Marks & Clerk having acted “on pieces of litigation concerning some of the most valuable pharmaceutical and biotech products in the world” over the last year. Mike Gilbert is recognised as one of the UK’s foremost SPC experts. Also mentioned are Will James, William Cook, Michael Moore and Graham Burnett Hall. Gregor Grant has also been named a ‘luminary’ in the latest rankings, and is described as “an inspiration for the next generation”.

For further details, please contact:
Liam Thompson

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